Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2003

...tour operators

JDHS students would like to thank the following tour operators: Wings of Alaska, ERA Helicopters, NorthStar Trekking, Juneau Trolley Car, Glacier Gardens, Alaska Travel Adventures, Princess Tours, Gastineau Guiding, Mount Roberts Tramway, Holland America/Gray Line, Goldbelt Hotel, Four Seasons Marine, Allen Marine, Cruise Line Agencies, DIPAC, Alaska Sightseeing/Cruise West, Auk Ta Shaa Discovery, and of course Paulette Simpson, for all your time and effort during and preparing for the Summer Job Fair Field Trip.

It was a wonderful opportunity for JDHS high school students to see the possibilities we have for summer employment and in the future. The experience was wonderful and definitely appreciated! THANK YOU!

Olena Lundquist & Adam Fleek

JDHS students and Career Center assistants

Barb Conant

JDHS Career Center coordinator

...for the support

The JDHS Festival Band is in Orlando, Florida during its spring break, participating in the International Heritage Festival Competition. On March 7, Meg Griffin, band president, drew the winning ticket in a raffle held to support th trip. Here's a complete list of winners:

1st Jody Schmitz

2nd Joe Brown

3rd Winnie Blesh

4th Dominic Walsh

5th Sandy O'Brien

6th Debra Dustin

7th Rick Perkins

8th Tom Gundelfinger

Thanks, Juneau, for the help.

Debbie Fagnant

Band Parent

...for the donations.

Perseverance Theatre recently completed its 19th annual fund-raising raffle and we would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated all the fabulous prizes: Sunburst on the Wharf, Alaska Laundry & Dry Cleaners, Temsco Helicopters, Vintage Fare Café, Wings of Alaska, City Cleaners, JRC/The Alaska Club, GCI Cable, Fitness Plus, Rainbow Foods, Gross Alaska Theatres, Channel Bowl, Cuts OnLine, Silverbow Inn/The Back Room, Alaskan Hotel, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Douglas Café, Alaska Auto Repair, The Broiler, Driftwood Lodge, The Fiddlehead/Di Sopra, Carola Thompson, Travelodge/Mi Casa, The Prospector, Heritage Coffee, Bullwinkles Pizza, Miss Scarlett's, Snyder Mercantile, His & Hers Salon, Juneau Jazz & Classics, LAB Flying Service, Paradise Lunch & Bakery, Hair Today, Sandra Wardlow, Renaissance Massage, Pavitt Chiropractic & Fitness Center, Pizzeria Roma/The Hangar, Canines Unlimited, Taku Smokeries, Chan's Thai Kitchen, Fisherman's Wharf, Art Sutch Photography, Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn & Adventure Spa, Captain's Choice Motel, El Sombrero, Rick's Café, Nail Jazz, Orca Enterprises, Kodiak Coats, Juneau Symphony, Chilly Willy's Car Wash, Gourmet Alaska, Intiman Theatre, Byrnes Photography, Eric Torgerson, Douglas Depot, Focal Point Books, Gustavus Inn at Glacier Bay, Headlines, Mark Kelley, Aspen Hotel of Juneau, Alaska Travel Adventures, Adlersheim Wilderness Lodge, Landscape Alaska, Theobroma Chocolate Co., A Certain Charm, Curves For Women, The White House B&B, Alaska's Capital Inn, Theatre in the Rough, High Country Inn, Alpine Bakery, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lifetime Eye Care, Pet Nanny's Place, Seventh Heaven, Don Douglas Photography, Chocolate Lily Floral & Gift, RainTree Quilting, Eric Kueffner & Maria Gladziszewski, Grandma's Feather Bed, Carpet Connection, Juneau Family Birth Center, Elizabeth Wolfe DVM, Southeast Alaska Gymnastics Academy, NorthStar Trekking, Shayla Roddy Walker, Art Matters, The Highlands B&B, Franklin Street Barbers, Alaskan Brewing Co., Alaskan Dames & Alaskan Gents Consignment Shop, Fairbanks Concert Association, Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre.

Thanks also to the following sellers who sold over 1600 tickets: Louanne Christian, Merry Ellefson, Ed Christian, Martha Hopson, Gina Spartz, Carola Thompson, Peter Freer, Mary Bardone & Bill Platte, Janice Miller Moss, Cindy Audet, Patrick Moore, Tom and Nancy Slagle, Barbara Haar, Sharon Gaiptman, DJ Lindsay, Kaja Brix, Denice McPherson, Kate Bowns, Jeanne Foy, Jane Lindsey, Lori Roland, Betsy Brenneman, Jack Cannon, Laura Wallrath, Wanda Geist, Debby Holbrook, Roblin Davis, Mo Longworth, Zach Falcon, Jeff Herrmann, Kathryn Daughhetee, Sue Wilder, Ben Brown, Jill Ramiel, Jesse Kiehl, Sara Waisanen, Becky Orford, Sue Koester, Ekatrina Oleksa, Peter DuBois, Julie Costello, Marshal Kendziorek, Mike Peterson, Tim Sunday, Tess Cannon, Christy Burgess, Chris Beanes, Bob Sauerteig, Maria Gladziszewski, Sergei Morosan, Nancy Schaufelberger, Shelly Wright.

Finally, thanks to the Department of Natural Resources for the loan of the raffle drum, to Becca Freer and Aldyn Brudie for drawing the numbers with such flair and style, and congratulations to these lucky winners: Matt Adams, Sarah Barry, Ambrose Bucy, Art Dunn, Jack Meyers, Tam Cook, Russell Strandtmann, Betty Harris, John Washburn, Mila Cosgrove, Leslie Wood, Mary Brooks, Stephanie Winters, Brendan Sullivan, Nancy DeCherney, Janet Lumiansky, Ellen Pavitt, Jennifer & Eric Ocasio, Doug Mertz, Paula Scavera.

Tom Linklater

Raffle coordinator

...for the inspiration.

After several short stints of attending other colleges I finally wound up back home in Alaska with a strong commitment to obtain a degree. Currently, I am a student at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau and I plan to graduate on May 4 with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences. As a result I feel a strong need to thank the faculty of the Environmental Science Department for all their hard work and time they put into the program. Although some of my experiences with the "institution" have been trying at times, I have gained insight and have a new found enthusiasm for the future. Thank you for the inspiration to pursue goals and dreams that I had no idea existed within me until only recently. I would especially like to thank the following people who, be it idols, mentors, or heroes (or d. all of the above), made a profound difference in my life:

Karalyn Crocker-Bedford, instructor at the University of Alaska Southeast-Ketchikan, who planted the seed that grew into my love of the sciences, and the Environmental Science Instructors at the University of Alaska Southeast-Juneau, Todd Walters, Cathy Connor, Carl Buyers, Roman Motyka, and Eran Hood, who all helped me continue my love of the sciences (and of course my mother, Arlene Akers, for making all of this possible)

Thank you so much for putting up with me, giving me a positive outlook, and most importantly, making it fun and keeping it real! Thank you, Cathy for the research opportunities that I never imagined I would have been part of. I hope I make you proud out there. Also, hats off to my hardworking colleagues for being unique, complicated, and sometimes even supportive. Good luck and I'll see you in the real world.

Michelle R. Akers

Class of 2003

...for the work.

The Lysistrata Project-Juneau would like to thank Jim Simard and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council for the lights, Juneau-Douglas High School Music and Drama Departments, Art Arnold for the art, KTOO FM & TV, Xandi's Treasure Box, Rainy Day Books and Capital Copy.

We would also like to thank Cindy Boesser, Deborah Mellison, Peter Claridge, Peter DuBois, Jennifer Clark, David Muldoon, and Mie Christenson.

We would like to congratulate the cast - Tia Anderson, Meredith Wallis, Becky Bear (who doubled as prop mistress), Holly Cockerille, Maxine McCoy, Eric Jackson, Jim Ferguson, Ishmael Hope and director Mary Lou Spartz.

We would like to especially recognize Pat Denny, who was inadvertently left off the program.

Our gratitude is also extended to Lisle Herbert and Gold Town Nickelodeon, without whom we would have been playing outside in the cold and dark.

On behalf of the cast, crew, and volunteers, thanks for coming and we hope you enjoyed the show.

Michael Christenson

Instigator, Lysistrata Project-Juneau

...for the contributions.

The Juneau Golf Club just finished their annual winter gold tournament held at the Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande, Ariz. This year we had 115 participants plus many spouses. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses for their contributions to make this tournament one of the finest so far. Thanks go to Mendenhall Chrysler, Ward Air, Wings of Alaska, Capital Embroidery, Triangle Club, Sandbar, Travelodge, Valley Lumber, Valley Auto Parts, Best Western, Evergreen Motors, Cameron Plumbing, and NC Machinery. I hope to see more people at next year's tournament on March 1-5, 2004. Also please visit our Web site at

Sandy Sturrock

Tournament Chair

Juneau Golf Club

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